Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ME | 2011-12-06


itchy skin vs chest infection

Hi,my 4 year old daughter has a rash from the face,back,tummy and neck its very ichy I used calimineand it did not work we went to the doctor and he said its a chest infecion symptom am a bit confused I would think its an allergy reaction or heat rash chest infection and rash are these related....she initaily had broncho pnemonia early this year and she was caughing and have a runny nose lately.please assist,thank you

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's rash sounds like it is an allergic rash called 'urticaria' or hives. Look on Google images for a picture of urticaria.Urticaria usually results from allergy to a food or insect bite or a medicine especially an antibiotic, but any medicine may cause this rash. Give her Allecet syrup 5ml once daily until the rash clears up. This rash is not caused by a chest infection.She probably has a cold now, but again this does not cause an urticaria rash.

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